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Hungary slams EU legal action over asylum seekers

Budapest - Hungary on Tuesday criticised legal action by the European Union to make the country comply with EU asylum rules as "unacceptable" and an attack against those who protect Europe.

Hungary follows US to pull out of UN migration pact

Budapest - Hungary said Wednesday it was withdrawing from a UN pact on migration, saying that the global deal encourages movements of people which are "dangerous for the world".

Soros-founded university defiant on staying in Hungary

Budapest - Hungary's Central European University (CEU), founded by liberal US billionaire George Soros, said Tuesday it intends to stay in the country and called on the government to ensure its future.

Central European states to boycott Brussels migration meeting

Budapest - Leaders of the four central European Visegrad states announced Thursday they would not attend an informal meeting organised by EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker to discuss migration policy.

Hungary adopts law penalising migrant aid groups

Budapest - Hungary's parliament adopted Wednesday a controversial package of laws penalising NGOs that help migrants, a key proposal of the firebrand nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

Hungary adopts law penalising migrant aid groups

Budapest - Hungary's parliament adopted Wednesday a controversial package of laws penalising NGOs that help migrants, a key proposal of the firebrand nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

Four traffickers in Hungary migrant truck deaths jailed for 25 years

Taf - Four people traffickers involved in the gruesome deaths of 71 migrants in a truck abandoned on an Austrian highway in 2015 were jailed for 25 years Thursday, in a case that sparked international revulsion.

Hungary moves to jail NGOs for aiding migration

Budapest - NGO workers in Hungary could soon face prison after Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government tabled what it calls the "Stop Soros" laws to parliament Tuesday, targeting "organisers of illegal migration".

Soros foundation quits Hungary over govt's 'repressive' policies

Budapest - The foundation run by US-Hungarian billionaire George Soros said Tuesday it was closing operations in Hungary and relocating to Germany in response to the "repressive" policies of Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government.

Soros foundation quits Hungary over govt's 'repressive' policies

Budapest - The foundation run by US-Hungarian billionaire George Soros said Tuesday it was closing its operations in Hungary and relocating to Germany in response to the "repressive" policies of Viktor Orban's government.

Hungary's Orban sworn in as premier, eyes 20 years in power

Budapest - Fresh from a landslide election win in April, Hungary's combative premier Viktor Orban was formally sworn in as prime minister Thursday, and hinted at designs on power until at least 2030."I feel that when we set large goals for ourselves,...

Hungary PM readies for new term as opposition struggles

Budapest - Hungary's strongman premier Viktor Orban will be formally re-elected for a third straight term Tuesday with the country's beleaguered opposition facing an uncertain future.

Hungary blasts EU over funding 'blackmail' plan

Budapest - Hungary said Thursday that a European Union plan to link the bloc's funding payouts to respect for the rule of law amounted to "blackmail", a day after Brussels unveiled its first post-Brexit multi-year budget plan.

Hungary criticised over migrant 'transit zones'

Budapest - Hungary is failing to do enough to identify potential victims of human trafficking in its "transit zones" for migrants and asylum seekers, a Council of Europe report said Friday.

Tens of thousands of Hungarians rally in new anti-Orban protest

Budapest - Tens of thousands of Hungarians took to the streets in Budapest for a second consecutive Saturday to protest against newly reelected Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

Major anti-Orban demo in Hungary

Budapest - Tens of thousands of Hungarians thronged Budapest on Saturday in anger at strongman Prime Minister Viktor Orban's crushing re-election victory.

Ten of thousands of Hungarians in anti-Orban protest

Budapest - Many tens of thousands of Hungarians protested in Budapest on Saturday against newly re-elected Prime Minister Viktor Orban, accusing him of rigging last weekend's vote, AFP reporters said.

Hungarian people want to 'stop Soros', Orban says

Budapest - Hungary's nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Tuesday that his resounding election win, challenged by the opposition, shows that voters want to stop US billionaire philanthropist George Soros interfering in the country.

Hungarian people want to 'stop Soros', Orban says

Budapest - Hardline anti-immigration Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Tuesday that his resounding election victory shows that the Hungarian people want to stop US billionaire philanthropist George Soros interfering in the country.

EU far right fetes victory of Hungary's anti-migrant PM

Budapest - Far-right parties cheered Monday after Hungary's nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban handily won re-election, while moderates offered business-like congratulations and rights groups voiced fears over his anti-immigrant stance.
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